Digital Information Technology

Digital Information TechnologyHave you ever thought about what kind of technology skills you will need to be successful?

Tech skills are essential – not only in school, but in almost any career field you can think of. Sure, you can probably use a computer, surf the web, type up your report, and operate a ton of apps, but do you really have the skills you need for success?

Digital Information Technology will be releasing very soon and provides students with hundreds of fundamental skills in technology, ranging from web page design to using spreadsheets as a tool to display and calculate data.

This new course will get you started on your journey to technological success, and serves as a prerequisite for many of the career and technical education programs of study that are available at FLVS. In addition, you will learn all about technology careers while applying your skills to real-world projects.

Post by Mellissa Morrow, Former Curriculum Manager for Career & Technical Education (CTE)



24 comments on “Digital Information Technology

  1. Keri

    Does this course really require a whole year to complete? Do you believe an accelerated pace is an option ?

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Keri. Yes, accelerated pace is an option! Our counselors can provide more info about course load and expectations. You can find their contact info through Student Resource Center on FLVS.net or get in touch on the FLVS Advisement Facebook page.

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  2. Joe

    I’ve taken Introduction to Information Technology in a classroom setting, is this class similar to that? I was wondering if I could go straight to Foundations of Programming with just Intro to IT or if DIT was required. Also, what programs are used in DIT?

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Yes, Digital Information Technology is the new name for the course previously known as Introduction to Information Technology, so that will work as the prerequisite!

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      You’ll find some content about math, like formulas within Excel, but a lot of it is introductory for software programs and our other technical courses!

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Sherry! The only requirements are to create an Office.com account to utilize the MS Office Online Applications and use a text editing software. Mac computers are perfectly fine. However, lightweight devices such as Google Chromebooks with limited technology support for Java or Flash are generally not compatible with the majority of our courses.

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  3. Gage Ewert

    Does this subject focus mostly on microsoft Programs such as Word, Excel, etc… or does it actually cover programming, binary coding, etc?

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  4. Cheryl Lueke

    Hello, I am currently teaching the course in the classroom. I was hoping you had some suggested projects for the students.

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    1. Ms. Reingold, Digital Information Technology

      Hi Cheryl. I hope you enjoy DIT as much as I do! DIT is a wonderful course for teaching students the fundamentals of college and careers. One way to address standards through project-based learning is to have students establish a classroom company based on their interests. Instead of an instructor, you will be the CEO and your students will serve as your employees. This could include any of the following:

      Word processing: Design a company manual to include a logo and slogan. Critical thinking skills: Create different positions and have students research the career to prepare for a job interview for the company. Discuss: Type of companies, leadership skills, policies and procedures, workplace rules, safety, and regulations. Real world connection: Invite community leaders to talk about what it takes to run a business. Televisions shows like CNBC’s The Profit is a great tool for teaching students about the real world of business.

      Word processing: Create a cover letter, resume and thank you letter. Develop an organizational chart for the company. Discuss: Appropriate workplace behaviors and proper attire and grooming for the workplace. Real world connection: Have students dress in business attire and invite local community leaders to conduct mock interviews.

      Spreadsheets:
      Develop an inventory list and customer invoices. Create mock data for the assignment. Discuss: The importance of ethics and confidentiality of information. Real world connection: Invite community leaders to review the student’s inventory list and invoices for accuracy.

      Presentation Software: Create a presentation promoting the company or product. Students, as a team, can represent different departments of the company or showcase various products. Discuss: Constructive criticism, teamwork, conflict resolution and being responsible. Real world connection: Invite community leaders to come in and judge the best presentation.

      Web Development: Create a company website. Discuss: Quality customer service, copyright violations, and time management. Real world connection: Invite company leaders to come in and have the students pitch their website skills.

      This project could be cumulative or you could break it into a series of individual projects. I wish you the best of luck this year with DIT!

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  5. Ryan Hanner

    I took a class called CCC and we basically did Microsoft certifications I heard that this was the same thing as DIT and I don’t wanna take it again to have to go to foundations of programming so is CCC DIT?

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  6. Darshan Patel

    Hi, i took teaching assistant in school where we basically did microsoft certification, so do i still need to do DIT to apply for Foundations of Programming Honors? And if so where can i apply for DIT, because i cannot find it in the request for new courses section.

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Jim! This is traditionally a two segment (full-year) course, but accelerated pace is an option if you want to finish more quickly. You can sign up anytime during the year, so summer is definitely an option.

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  7. Travion

    I’m currently taking Digital Information Technology on FLVS in order for me to take an accounting class next year. Is it possible for me to take Accounting 1 and Accounting 2 next year ?

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Digital Information Technology was formerly known as Introduction to Information to Technology (Intro to IT). If this is a prerequisite for Accounting at your school, you should be all set! Double check with your guidance counselor to confirm the course requirements.

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